Siem de Jong gave some rare positive news earlier today.

The Dutch midfielder used his Twitter account to announce that he will start training again on Thursday after his latest x-ray gave him the go-ahead.

Siem de Jong:

“The last X-ray was all good! So tomorrow I will start training for myself again. #NUFC #comebackstronger.”

Signing for Newcastle last summer, the midfielder was only just returning from four months out with thigh injury, when a collapsed lung ruled him out.

De Jong going ahead with an operation that should mean the chances of it happening a third time being no more likely than anybody else, the problem originally occurring at Ajax a year before he arrived at Newcastle.

I take it his tweet obviously means he is only at the very beginning of his comeback and so will be training alone and taking it easy stasting tomorrow.

With only two months of the season left to go, it would appear foolish in the extreme to push for de Jong to play again unless he is 100% ready.

Having played only 99 minutes of Premier League football this season, the only priority is that he is available from day one of next season.

Already next season is looking daunting unless Mike Ashley changes his whole strategy, so with so few options for goals and creativity otherwise, Siem de Jong is somebody we can definitely not do without.



  • Polarboy

    Apparently the first time this happened he came back too soon and that was a big factor in him gaining the rash of niggles and injuries he’s had. Hopefully now that it is resolved permanently, as far as we’ve been told, he can come back stronger and get a full season under his belt next season.

  • Jarra MIck

    How can you believe this come back stronger crap? Blokes nothing more than a thief luckily it’s fattys money he’s spending. It does affect us tho as with our strict one in three out policy, while leeches like him are at the club we have less chance of getting any more in.

  • Alsteads

    Hmmmmmmm less talk more walk needed I reckon. Fingers crossed for the lad but……….let’s see

  • radgiegadgie

    Jarra MIck a bit harsh that, perhaps you would feel differently if you got a collapsed lung?

  • aussiemag

    What are the odds of hearing from JC that Siem will be like a new signing next year??

  • MilitantGeordie

    Jarra MIck It’s hardly his fault having injuries and a collapsed lung. I’m sure he would prefer to be spending his time playing football rather than spending time back and forward to hospital.

  • Polarboy

    Jarra MIck Yeah, bloody footballers nowadays and their collapsed lungs, they don’t know they’re born.